MEGADETH kicked off its month-long European tour Friday (June 3) on the Rockfest in Hyvinkää, Finland. Fan-filmed video of the efficiency might be seen under.
Late final month, MEGADETH introduced bass participant James LoMenzo as a everlasting member of the band. LoMenzo was MEGADETH‘s bass participant within the mid-2000s and just lately stepped again in as a touring member for “The Metallic Tour Of The Yr”. Lomenzo has now formally rejoined the MEGADETH household.
MEGADETH chief Dave Mustaine commented: “I’m thrilled to welcome again James to the MEGADETH household. James rejoined the fold because the touring bassist and it has been a blast having him again. We thought let’s make it everlasting.”
James added: “I am so excited to rejoin MEGADETH and transfer ahead full steam into the following part of this iconic band’s historical past! With Dave, Kiko [Loureiro, guitar] and Dirk [Verbeuren, drums], There is not any stopping us! It simply feels nice to be residence once more.”
LoMenzo joined MEGADETH in 2006 and appeared on two of the group’s studio albums, 2007’s “United Abominations” and 2009’s “Endgame”. He was fired from the band in 2010 and changed with returning unique MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson.
Along with MEGADETH, LoMenzo has performed with Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde and WHITE LION. For the previous 9 years, LoMenzo has been performing with iconic rocker John Fogerty.
LoMenzo performed his first present with MEGADETH in practically 12 years final August in Austin, Texas. The live performance happened three months following Ellefson‘s dismissal from MEGADETH after sexually tinged messages and express video footage involving him had been posted on Twitter.
Throughout an look on a March 2022 episode of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, Mustaine mentioned MEGADETH‘s reunion with LoMenzo, saying: “I am thrilled. I believe he is a extremely superior particular person to have in MEGADETH. He was after we tried it the primary time. And for no matter motive that issues occur, issues occurred and we took slightly sabbatical from enjoying [together]. And when issues occurred as they did, it was apparent to me that I wanted to get an excellent kickass bass participant to come back in and reduce all of the tracks and study ’em in comparatively no time, as a result of we had been within the studio already, so I wanted to get someone that might actually do all that stuff. And I hadn’t made up my thoughts on James but. So I ended up asking an excellent, tremendous legendary bass participant within the metallic neighborhood, Steve DiGiorgio. I requested him if he would are available and visitor on the [upcoming MEGADETH] file and assist me to complete the file and reduce bass components. So he got here out, and that was actually fantastic to listen to his interpretation of my songs and the stuff that Kiko and Dirk and I, the stuff that we’re beginning to write collectively; we’re beginning to actually develop our chemistry.”
MEGADETH‘s new album, “The Sick, The Dying, And The Lifeless”, is tentatively due this summer time. The follow-up to “Dystopia” encompasses a cowl of DEAD KENNEDYS‘ “Police Truck” and Sammy Hagar‘s “This Planet’s On Hearth”, the latter of which incorporates vocals from Hagar himself.
DiGiorgio is broadly famend as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metallic music, having performed with TESTAMENT, DEATH and SADUS, amongst others. Inside his style, Steve is revered for his enjoying expertise, versatility and unimaginable method. He has greater than 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring the world.
Ellefson laid down his bass tracks on MEGADETH‘s sixteenth LP in Could 2020 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee. A short while later, he raved about his efficiency on the file, telling the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program “Wired In The Empire” that his musical chemistry with Verbeuren was corresponding to the interaction between Geddy Lee and Neil Peart on traditional RUSH albums. “I really feel like on the brand new MEGADETH file, me and Dirk have those self same moments,” he stated. “It is MEGADETH — it isn’t RUSH, clearly — however within the discipline of what we do, there have been these moments that I used to be simply going, ‘Oh, my God.’ That is me as a child going, ‘That is my Geddy/Neil second proper right here.'”
In June 2021, Mustaine introduced throughout an episode of his Gimme Radio program “The Dave Mustaine Present” that Ellefson‘s bass tracks wouldn’t be used on the brand new MEGADETH LP.
Ellefson was in MEGADETH from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and once more from 2010 till his newest departure.